Originally Posted by Red9
And oh yeah....
Amazing how this thread once again turned into a Harley bashing fest,
If this thread comes across as a "bashing fest", maybe your too sensitive for forums not dedicated to HD.
I often ride at the lower end of the gear spectrum, modular helmet, touring gloves, work boots, wax cotton riding jacket, work pants.
Its because I'm cheap, lazy, and because I'm comfortable with the risk level for what, where, and how I typically ride on a daily basis as a full time rider. I make no excuses, I've been hit by cars twice, and been down a couple of times in minimal gear with only very minor injury. I consider that luck, not something to be counted on.
God protects children and fools.
The arguments from the ATGATT crowd, sound intelligent and logical with a little bit of denial. The arguments from the no gear crowd sound like nonsensical adolescent chest thumping, and mindless bravado.
I've never heard a rider say they wish they had less gear on when they went down................